Welcome to my blog!


I'm Kathy from Staying Cool in the Library. Welcome to my blog! This is my very first blog post so I thought I would share with you a little bit about me and what my blog will be about.

Who am I?

I am a librarian and a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers. I have been sharing my products and resources for several years but wanted a way to really connect with my customers and share everything that I have learned in my 16 years of teaching. A blog is the perfect way to do that.

The purpose of this blog is to share tips, ideas and resources to help make your job easier. Working in education can be very stressful. Every year there seems to be more added to our plates and less time to complete it all.

And being a librarian has it's own challenges. In my mind one of the biggest challenges is being the only one of "us" in the building. It can be difficult to find someone to bounce ideas off of or to offer advice on situations that are unique to the library. It's easy to feel alone and isolated. One of my goals is to help ease some of those feelings by providing a place for librarians to connect, share ideas and provide encouragement to each other.

What to expect?

I hope to write at least 2 blog posts a month. A few topics I plan to write about:
  • Engaging library lessons and activities
  • Technology
  • Picture books 
  • Reading incentive ideas (not AR)
  • Gaining support for the library
What topics would you like to see? Comment or send me an email with your thoughts.

Blog launch giveaway!

To celebrate my brand new blog I am planning some giveaway opportunities. I do not have all the plans finalized yet. With the holidays I thought it would be better to wait until after the new year. So stay tuned for all the details!

Stay in touch

And to make sure you don't miss any news or announcements, make sure you sign up for my newsletter. You can find the link at the top of the page or click here. By signing up you will also receive a free set of library no-prep printables.

You also want to follow me on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. 

Plus I have a private Facebook group just for librarians. This is different from my other social media because only members can see and read what is posted. Click here if you would like to join.

I am so excited to start this new adventure with you all!

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